Tag Archives: Niagara Falls

February 21, 1857

On February 21, 1857, the US Congress outlawed foreign currency as legal tender in the United States. Up until that time, foreign coin (especially the Spanish dollar) was allowed as legal tender throughout America, with the metal value of the … Continue reading

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April 20, 1961

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1961, American engineer Harold Graham made the first manned rocket backpack flight in Niagara Falls, New York. He rose to a height of feet and flew a distance of over 100 feet, proving that … Continue reading

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October 24, 1901

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1901 Anna Edson Taylor became the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a wooden barrel and live to tell the tale. She performed this daredevil of a feat on her 63rd birthday. … Continue reading

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